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Editorial: ‘Meet Me at the River’

Posted: August 23, 2018 4:28 p.m.
Updated: August 24, 2018 1:00 a.m.

We would like to congratulate Kershaw County for a successful, informative and fun event last Saturday.

The “Meet Me at the River” event, the county’s introduction to the new river front park parcel in Lugoff, by all accounts was a rousing success. According to county officials (and others) more than 1,000 people attended and presumably got a good boots on the ground look at the 35-acre property and hopefully got any and all information they were seeking regarding this latest addition to the county’s green space inventory.

With that in mind, we would like to thank and congratulate everyone who attended. While everyone loves a pretty day at the river, the fact that you were there means you are interested and invested in your community’s future. We need that level of engagement in order to help ensure our community continues to prosper.

Indeed, that level of engagement and interest is an important reason why Kershaw County was named an All-America City.

We are excited about this; the potential for major returns on this investment are, as the president might say, “Hyuuge.” The fact is, communities who have such riverfront amenities do benefit greatly from such investments.  From cities such as Columbia, Charleston and Greenville to tiny towns such as Elkin, N.C., greenways -- especially waterfront greenways -- attract people, locals and visitors alike. That’s good for all of us in many different ways.

Our kudos all around.

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